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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:14 am 
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Maybe the Taranaki under 12s could really win this thing? Nobody would be allowed to tackle them.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:14 am 
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Should have just let him score in the corner untouched, it’s a less damaging result


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:14 am 
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You all wanna go back and see where I said ref will get them home ....

A penalty try ?? Suck my cock

That's the rules not the ref.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:15 am 
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If you can’t tackle a bloke without hitting him the head, you can’t tackle him.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:15 am 
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Hareaway wrote:
You all wanna go back and see where I said ref will get them home ....

A penalty try ?? Suck my cock


You were also talking about a swinging arm for a tackle that was quite similar.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:15 am 
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Ali's Choice wrote:
I'm a Crusaders fan but I think that was a ridiculously harsh call. I'd have been happy with just a penalty.


It was the right decision in the sense the infringment prevented a certain try but you have to have sympathy with the defender there.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:15 am 
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I'm a Crusaders fan but I think that was a ridiculously harsh call. I'd have been happy with just a penalty.

Yup. There has to be some empathy with the intent and the situation. That was as good a tackle as you could see there. A year ago, he would have been hailed a hero.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:15 am 
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Well, if That is rugby now I am not going to pay to watch.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:16 am 
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Bindi wrote:
If you can’t tackle a bloke without hitting him the head, you can’t tackle him.


That does seem to be upsetting people.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:16 am 
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Fvck me let's go play tiddlywinks The game is getting ruined.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:16 am 
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naki wrote:
Should have just let him score in the corner untouched, it’s a less damaging result

Goes against all your instincts to wave someone to the line. Unless your name is O'Gara.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:16 am 
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If a diving player has their torso below waist height there's really nothing the defender can do to legally defend that kind of dive.

They don't have the time to try line the tackle up perfectly, it's to the letter of the law but incredibly harsh and no appreciation for that type of game situation.

Otherwise you might as well let Crotty score out wide, no yellow card and no guarantee of the conversion from out there which would be utterly farcical


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:16 am 
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Red card, contact with the head


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Knee to the head.

Red card.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:17 am 
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Well, if That is rugby now I am not going to pay to watch.


If only they had tried to do something about contact with the head when you were younger.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:17 am 
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Enzedder wrote:
Well, if That is rugby now I am not going to pay to watch.


I just switched the TV off. Fuck this bullshit.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:18 am 
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Seems to be a massive overreaction on this thread to that penalty try.
The high tackle law has been like this for a couple seasons now.
The game is hardly ruined. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:18 am 
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Enzedder wrote:
Well, if That is rugby now I am not going to pay to watch.

It's rapidly becoming an abomination. May as well rename it Touch Rugby and be done with it.


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guy smiley wrote:
Bindi wrote:
If you can’t tackle a bloke without hitting him the head, you can’t tackle him.


That does seem to be upsetting people.


Initial contact was on the shoulder but it was always going to slide up given Crotty was diving down


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:18 am 
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Nice pass, D-Mac.

I think he's done alright overall. Tough ask away to the champs first up.


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RodneyRegis wrote:
Enzedder wrote:
Well, if That is rugby now I am not going to pay to watch.


If only they had tried to do something about contact with the head when you were younger.

:lol:


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BBB wrote:
Seems to be a massive overreaction on this thread to that penalty try.
The high tackle law has been like this for a couple seasons now.
The game is hardly ruined. :lol:


:lol: I blame the rise of women's rugby. It's ruined the fans.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:19 am 
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BBB wrote:
Seems to be a massive overreaction on this thread to that penalty try.
The high tackle law has been like this for a couple seasons now.
The game is hardly ruined. :lol:


It's really weird. The Kiwis especially seem to want to see early retirements and brain injuries.


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guy smiley wrote:
Bindi wrote:
If you can’t tackle a bloke without hitting him the head, you can’t tackle him.


That does seem to be upsetting people.


I know. Makes the game shitter to watch and play. You can’t have people getting life long brain injuries though. Entertainment isn’t worth it.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:19 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol:


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JB1981 wrote:
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You all wanna go back and see where I said ref will get them home ....

A penalty try ?? Suck my cock

That's the rules not the ref.


By that logic though the Crusaders 3 should have seen red.


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guy smiley wrote:
Hareaway wrote:
You all wanna go back and see where I said ref will get them home ....

A penalty try ?? Suck my cock


You were also talking about a swinging arm for a tackle that was quite similar.


If you look at the tackle he could not go any lower .. oh it’s you ..


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Looks like the best way to play is run with your upper body horizontal. Get few penalties that way.


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George Bridge rubs some salt.


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Bindi wrote:
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Bindi wrote:
If you can’t tackle a bloke without hitting him the head, you can’t tackle him.


That does seem to be upsetting people.


I know. Makes the game shitter to watch and play. You can’t have people getting life long brain injuries though. Entertainment isn’t worth it.

Boxing?


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Hareaway wrote:
You all wanna go back and see where I said ref will get them home ....

A penalty try ?? Suck my cock


I won't, if you don't mind, but I agree it was a harsh call to give a PT and YC.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:20 am 
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Another one :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:20 am 
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Safe now. Except from the endless debate about the merits of the current law.

And another intercept try to take the piss. Scoreline blowing out which really isn't what the Chiefs deserve.


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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
I'm a Crusaders fan but I think that was a ridiculously harsh call. I'd have been happy with just a penalty.

Yup. There has to be some empathy with the intent and the situation. That was as good a tackle as you could see there. A year ago, he would have been hailed a hero.


If it's a penalty then it's clearly a yellow and penalty try,


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D-Mac taken the ref's decision particularly bad :lol:
He's shat the bed 2 or 3 times in the last 2 minutes


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les@mooloolaba wrote:
Looks like the best way to play is run with your upper body horizontal. Get few penalties that way.

Certainly implies you should always stoop just before going into contact.


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Hareaway wrote:
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Hareaway wrote:
You all wanna go back and see where I said ref will get them home ....

A penalty try ?? Suck my cock


You were also talking about a swinging arm for a tackle that was quite similar.


If you look at the tackle he could not go any lower .. oh it’s you ..

:lol: :lol:

You're gonna pollute a few rivers with that attitude.


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RodneyRegis wrote:
BBB wrote:
Seems to be a massive overreaction on this thread to that penalty try.
The high tackle law has been like this for a couple seasons now.
The game is hardly ruined. :lol:


It's really weird. The Kiwis especially seem to want to see early retirements and brain injuries.


The tackle was on the shoulder and as low as humanly possible

I’ve got no problem with red cards for forceful initial contact with the head


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Damien McKenzie is certainly a work in progress. He's going to do some freakishly good things in the 10 jersey this year but he's also going to make some shocking errors as well.

This scoreline doesn't reflect the game. Tough luck Chiefs fans you didn't deserve this margin.


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guy smiley wrote:
BBB wrote:
Seems to be a massive overreaction on this thread to that penalty try.
The high tackle law has been like this for a couple seasons now.
The game is hardly ruined. :lol:


:lol: I blame the rise of women's rugby. It's ruined the fans.

Bullshit. It's not rugby as I know it... knew it.


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